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Mesolithic shamanistic meteorite talisman unearthed

Past Horizons - Mon, 2014-07-07 16:03
Polish archaeologists have discovered a meteorite fragment inside the remains of a possible shaman's hut dating back more than 9,000 years
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An Aztec shield gifted to a conquistador

Past Horizons - Sun, 2014-07-06 12:04
The Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés was presented with many gifts by members of the Aztec elite including a warrior's shield; one of only four still in existence today
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Chalcolithic catastrophe on the Mondsee

Past Horizons - Sat, 2014-07-05 06:48
Alexander Binsteiner presents his theory on why an Alpine copper-smithing and trading community disappeared some 5,200 years ago, and traces where they subsequently re-appeared
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Unknown culture discovered in Peru

Past Horizons - Fri, 2014-07-04 12:17
Archaeologists from the University of Wrocław working in the Atacama Desert in Peru have discovered more than 150 burials belonging to a previously unknown culture
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Charity musters funds – and courage – to renovate medieval Welsh manor

Past Horizons - Fri, 2014-07-04 09:53
Magnificent but decaying Llwyn Celyn, built circa 1480, was among longest-occupied houses in Britain until brothers left
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Timeline of human origins revised

Past Horizons - Thu, 2014-07-03 20:03
New synthesis of research looking at climate and fossil evidence links changing environment with Homo's evolutionary adaptability
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Second 4,000 year old timber circle revealed

Past Horizons - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:49
Dating of the second timber circle on Holme Beach, Norfolk, has now been completed, and the dates exactly match nearby "Seahenge"
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Unique 7th century silver bowl found in South Holland

Past Horizons - Wed, 2014-07-02 19:45
On an excavation site in Oegstgeest, Leiden University archaeologists discovered a decorated silver bowl dating to the first half of the seventh century
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Denisovan gene helped Tibetans thrive at high altitude

Past Horizons - Wed, 2014-07-02 18:41
Gene variant picked up through interbreeding with Denisovans helped Tibetans deal with low oxygen after they moved onto the high-altitude plateau several thousand years ago
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Ten artists painted the Olmeca-Xicalanca Battle mural

Past Horizons - Wed, 2014-07-02 16:46
Recent analysis of a 1300 year old mural know as The Battle, from the archaeological site of Cacaxtla in Mexico, has identified the involvement of ten separate artists
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Funerary chapel uncovered in Asasif necropolis

Past Horizons - Wed, 2014-07-02 07:25
A team of Polish researchers have discovered a 4,000 year old funerary chapel in one of the ancient necropolises around Luxor in Upper Egypt
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Archaeo News Podcast

Past Horizons - Mon, 2014-06-30 17:03
Stone Pages with BAJR and Past Horizons presents the long running archaeology based podcast with the latest archaeology news, mainly related to prehistory, megalithic monuments and discoveries
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The Hammer of Thor

Past Horizons - Sun, 2014-06-29 10:52
A new find from Denmark, a small rune inscribed amulet has confirmed that these particular items are really meant to represent Thor’s hammers
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For 3,000 years humans have altered the Yellow river

Past Horizons - Sun, 2014-06-29 09:25
Research links the Yellow river’s increasingly deadly floods to a widespread pattern of human-caused environmental degradation and related flood-mitigation efforts
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GIS model tests Caesar’s accounts of the Gallic Wars

Past Horizons - Sun, 2014-06-29 07:54
According to Caesar's account of his Gallic Wars (58-51 BCE) over 250,000 Helvetii abandoned their territory in what is now northern Switzerland and attempted to relocate to Gaul
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Silbury Hill: The Largest Pre-historic Mound in Europe

Past Horizons - Fri, 2014-06-27 20:24
Dr Jim Leary, archaeologist at the University of Reading, is the author of a major new English Heritage monograph
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Unesco world heritage list tops 1,000

Past Horizons - Fri, 2014-06-27 19:17
The Okavango Delta in Botswana, the Grotte Chauvet in France and the Poverty Points monument in the US are among sites taking the world heritage list over the 1,000 mark
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Crop irrigation in Mesopotamia may have spread disease

Past Horizons - Thu, 2014-06-26 17:14
Schistosomiasis, a disease caused by flatworm parasites, may have been spread by earliest crop irrigation in ancient Mesopotamia, suggesting early technology exacerbated disease burden
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Archaeo-astronomy steps out of the shadows

Past Horizons - Thu, 2014-06-26 13:58
A developing field of research merges astronomical techniques with the study of ancient human-made features and the surrounding landscapes
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An invitation to discover the Northern Picts

Past Horizons - Wed, 2014-06-25 17:39
The University of Aberdeen Northern Picts project along with Tarbat Discovery Centre are inviting members of the public to visit two of their excavations in Easter Ross this summer
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